Crazy purchase - Death magnet!

Crazy purchase - Death magnet!

Summary: DEATH MAGNET - With a name like that I just had to buy one!

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I’ve been on the lookout for a really strong but compact magnet for some time now, so when I came across one called the DEATH MAGNET (yes, the name is capitalized like that) I just had to buy one.  This is a 2 inch x 2 inch x 1 inch neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnet that claims to have a maximum clamping force of 220lb. 

I’ve just picked up the DEATH MAGNET from my local DHL depot and this thing is insane.  It was packaged extremely well for shipping but as soon as I started to unwrap it I began to realize just how powerful this magnet really is – you really don’t want to get yourself between it and some ferrous metal.  I’ve not finished unwrapped it yet but I’ve decided to leave playing with it for today.  To pass the time someone at SuperMagnete.de kindly included 20 small but incredibly powerful magnetic cubes for me to play with.

What do I need a monster magnet for with 220lb of clamping force for?  Well, I’ll show you in a few days ;-)

I’d like to thank the folks at SuperMagnete.de for getting the DEATH MAGNET to me so promptly! 

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  • just watch your wallet....

    My brother once sat on a pile of rare earth magnets.... Oops. He replaced all of the cards. :-)

    Magnets are fun. Just started reading Mark Essig's book on Edison and he has some interesting discussion on making generators from magnets. At least it's cool for me- I never had the opportunity for that type of physics class in college.

    Enjoy. And post plenty of pictures of your playtime.
    mtgarden
  • Magnets from hard drives

    Are pretty darn strong. We use them in our shop for door stops. The doors are those huge steel doors that weight a ton, and the magnets, fastened securely on the ground onto the little bumpers that stop the door from opening too wide catch and hold the door perfectly.
    toadlife
    • Re: Magnets from hard drives

      Theyre also quite awesome for magnetizing screwdrivers :)
      supercharlie
      • Yes very very strong - NT

        -NT
        Protector
      • As long ...

        ... as you don't shatter the magnet by hitting it with the screwdriver! It's darn hard to bring anything ferrous to the magnet slowly and under control without using clamps.
        Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
  • ERASE Data, including your Head.

    Only Use for COBALT Magnets is inside MOTOR. THEY ARE DANGEROUS & POTENTIALLY LETHAL.

    Name reminds Me of My FATHERS HOUSE, Being RADIOLOGIST, POWERFUL DEADLY METAL WAS MAINSTAY, ANYWHERE WITHIN HOME, So I know, Stay AWAY FROM APTLY TERMED Magnet, Including Author OF THIS TRIVIA, ZD SHOULD BE SUED FOR EVEN HANDLING ARTICLE LIKE SALES PITCH.

    Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART VON DRASHEK M.D.
    VONDRASHEK@...
    • wow, your a doctor, take a sedative - nt

      nt
      Protector
    • Hey, if Adrian wants to forcibly remove...

      ...all the hemoglobin (which, for you non-medical types, contains iron) from his body, who are we to stop him? :-)
      Henrik Moller
    • Stop screaming

      Signed: The Doci.
      Hallowed are the Ori
      • All in favor

        say "AYE!" ;) ]:)
        Linux User 147560
    • argh... caps

      lay off the caps... it's one thing to capatalize 1 or 2 terms to emphasize something, but when 75% of you post is caps it just looks like screaming (plus it's difficult to read)
      JakAttak
  • So you want to be Magneto

    According to the web site that sells this, the magnet is so strong it can't be practically used. Anything attached to it cannot be removed. Maybe you could use it to pull all the iron from your arch enemy's blood!
    jpr75_z
    • heat and

      a quick hard hit to the object
      richvball44